American queenmaker : how Missy Meloney brought women into politics / Julie Des Jardins
Book | Basic Books | 2020 | First edition.

Additional actions:


First edition.
xix, 359 pages ; 25 cm
Includes bibliographical references and index.
The makings of a sob story -- A cub reporter in 1900 -- Manhattan, marriage, motherhood, magazines...and modernity, 1901-1914 -- What it means to be a patriot (The suffragist who wasn't), 1915-1920 -- Cultivating relationships and best sellers for and by women, 1920s -- The publicist of Madame Curie, 1921 -- Hatching ideas for women readers, workers, and voters, 1922-1926 -- A widow's touch at the New York Herald Tribune, 1926-1927 -- The work of weaving webs, 1928-1929 -- Being useful in a Great Depression, 1930-1932 -- Female friends, forums, fascists, and freedom of speech, 1933-1934 -- Publicly turning a page, 1934-1936 -- Illness and impending war, 1937-1940 -- A woman's work is never done, 1940-1943.
"Marie 'Missy' Mattingly Meloney was born in 1878, in an America where women couldn't vote. Yet she recognized the power that women held as consumers and family decision-makers, and persuaded male publishers and politicians to take them seriously. Over the course of her life as a journalist, magazine editor-in-chief, and political advisor, Missy created the idea of the female demographic. After the passage of the 19th Amendment she encouraged candidates to engage with and appeal to women directly. In this role, she advised Presidents from Hoover and Coolidge to FDR. By the time she died in 1943, women were a recognized political force to be reckoned with. In this groundbreaking biography, historian Julie Des Jardins restores Missy to her rightful place in American history"-- Provided by publisher.
Other Form:
Online version: Des Jardins, Julie. American queenmaker First edition. New York : Basic Books, 2020 9781541645479 (DLC) 2019980687
9781541645493 (hardcover)
1541645499 (hardcover)
Back to top